Counterfeits of I Want It All

This page, currently in draft form, aims to look at the bootlegs of I Want It All.

Japanese 7" promo

The only way to tell current counterfeits from the original is to look at the matrix number on the runout grooves of the record. The matrix number has been scratched out on the counterfeit, whereas it is neatly printed on the original.

It is almost impossible to distinguish the real insert from the counterfeit, so be careful.


The information is believed to be accurate as of February 1999. However, I can't guarantee that more sophisticated counterfeits won't appear in the future. Neither can I be sure that there aren't other variations that are currently undocumented. Take care when buying records that have been (or may have been) counterfeited.